A Study of Infections and Other Complications of Patients Hospitalized with Liver Cirrhosis


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 13-009338
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 13-009338

About this study

The purpose of this study is to find out how the survival rate of patients with cirrhosis can be improved when admitted to the hospital with complications such as infections.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

Inclusion Criteria

  • cirrhosis of the liver 
  • admitted to the hospital for non-elective purposes.
    • Patients will  have a choice to allow the study personnel to collect blood, urine and stool for future analysis at this time. 
    • local site coordinator in conjunction with the local PI will determine eligibility
  • patients or their legal guardians will give informed consent before participating in this study.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Hugo Vargas, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Megan Kelly



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